November 15, 2008
Cougars, Flavia Lino, 8, and Nicole Murphy, 11 block the ball from MBU player, Lindsay Vlassos, 12.
The Cougars won the American Midwest Conference tournament Saturday with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-22 win over Missouri Baptist University. Columbia College swept the tournament, winning all nine games in three matches. With the win, the No. 5-ranked Cougars earn an automatic bid into the national tournament.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's victory over Iowa State.
The proposition banning same-sex marriage passed in California in the Nov. 4 election with 52 percent of the vote. It had been introduced to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage that was overturned by the California Supreme Court earlier this year.
Missouri’s Alysha Bonnick, left, collides with Evansville’s Katelyn Smith in the Tigers' win Friday in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament.
Dick Blount speaks about his experiences supporting gay rights while involved as a retired United Methodist minister. Blount said he hopes they can make the issue personal, rather than political. "These are our children; these are our family; these are our fellow citizens," he said. "We need to know them as people with a face."
From left, Linda Hayes, Clayton Hayes and Claire Garden hold signs and listen to speakers at the protest of the passage of Proposition 8 in California on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Boone County Courthouse. "I believe everyone should be treated fairly and equally," Hayes said, "and that includes my straight daughter and my gay son," Linda Hayes said.
Mark Buhrmester speaks to an audience on Saturday, Nov. 15, at a protest of California's passage of Proposition 8 at Boone County Courthouse. Proposition 8 banned gay marriage in California, and the protest was a part of a series of coordinated protests across the nation.
Illustrator, painter, and designer Bradley Pipkin creates live art during performances Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.
Black Ceasar of Rhyme University, an indie hip-hop duo, performs Saturday at Fieldhouse during the Bluebird Music and Arts Festival.
November 14, 2008
Mizzou's guard Toy Richbow, dribbles past South Dakota State players towards the hoop at the teams first game Friday.
Missouri forward Michelle Collins, left, intercepts the ball from Evansville's Kasey Cartwright in the first half on Friday night in Columbia.
Literacy affects our jobs, incomes, health and families. And at all levels of education, it is declining. Adult education and literacy classes might be the solution.
Wendy Libby, President of Stephens College, talks with students at Stephens Children's School after reading them a book on March 2, 2006.
Stephens College president Wendy Libby, right, and board of trustees member Nikki Krawitz take care of final preparations for commencement on May 7, 2008.
Illustration of some of the new varieties of bibles.
Newlyweds Jeff and Helen Porter enjoy a homecooked dinner in their backyard in October. "If I would have known it was this good, I wouldn't have waited so long," Jeffery said of the couple's marriage. The couple strengthens their bond by having dinner together as much as possible.
Food from the Porter's dinner rests on the table in their backyard on the deck the couple built together. In order to keep their marriage strong, the couple does home projects together, such as building shadow boxes or the deck on which they eat dinner each night.
Newleyweds Jeff and Helen Porter use dinner as a means of staying in touch throughout the week. Jeff works in St. Louis and has to commute, so the couple only gets to eat dinner together about four times a week. David Schramm, MU Extension Specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies at MU, said together time is an important way for couples to stay in touch and learn about each other.
Freshman guard Bailey Gee says the new Tigers players have gone through some difficult adjustments, but she is used to things now.